Railcard end date advice?

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  1. northernrail2009

    northernrail2009 Member

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    i have a family Railcard and on it it says valid until April 10th so does that mean it runs out at 23.59 on April 9th or 23.59 on April 10th?
     
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    Lrd Established Member

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    2359 on April 10th
     
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    The displayed date on the railcard is the final date of validity.
     
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    Wouldn't it be valid until 0429 on 11th April, although the travel ticket would need to be dated for the 10th.
     
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    maniacmartin Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    This question came up before, recently. I believe not. The 0429 extension is mentioned in the general restriction text on most ticket types, but is not mentioned in the T&Cs for railcards
     
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    The reality is provided you started your journey before 23:59 on the 10 April and your ticket was valid, no one is going to question you finishing off your journey. However, if you started a new journey at any point on the 11th your railcard certainly would not be valid with your ticket.
     
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    But this would be WAY past the children's bedtime...
     
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    A good job your company provides beds then.
     
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    I understand that the railway day lasts from 00:01 on 'day 1' to 04:29 on 'day 2', and hence consider that a journey commenced at, say, 02:15 on April 11th, with scheduled arrival before 04:29, and with a ticket dated April 10th, would be deemed to be part of April 10th for ticketing purposes, including railcard use.
     
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